This movie has mindblowing performances everywhere. A painful reminder of how people hurt each other and how we can decide to deal with it. Blood doesn't make family and dealing with constant pain is one of the hardest things one can go through, specially from people you love and care about. I was very touched by this movie and how it shows different perspectives on when you live around someone who causes you pain.
It's filled with small talk just as it is expected from the stage play, but none of this is coincident since there are a lot deeper subjects beneath casual talks and domestic arguments. And they touch basics of relationships seen through the lenses of husbands and wives or fathers and sons, confirming that whether it's 50s or contemporary age, some stories are told over and over again. Nothing new, but watch worthy.
**1/2 When the "filmed on Kodak" logo came up at the end, I was stunned; the misguided smoothed-sheen lighting and effects of this production make it look stiffly digitized to within an inch of its life. The performers are quite fine, as is the play, which has not been served well by its only desultory, literal (and very typical -- that score and those close-ups are automatic) translation into cinema-language.
52/100 (Sıradan bir ailenin çoğunlukla göndermesiz-derinliksiz ve bol bol boş diyaloguna sahne olmamız eşliğinde filmi izledim. Bu kuma olayı 1960'larda Şanlıurfa'da filan bile tuhaf karşılanırken Rose karakterinin hiçbir şey olmamış gibi hayatına devam etmesi ve insanların ona cefakar demesi de ayrı iğrençti. Keza Denzel'ın oynadığı karakter ve onun oyunculuğunu tüm kanının aksine hiiiç sevmedim.... Devamı yorumda.)
The performances on this are out of this world but this movie would have benefited immensely from giving us the opportunity to know these characters through other mediums (dunno, flashbacks or something) other than dialogue and monologue. It lends the idea that you're watching the play on the big screen. It's incredibly moving but mostly because of the performances and, above all, the source material.